Table of contents


  1. Can UN aid change? Q&A with top officials
  2. Post-Ebola Syndrome: It's not over for Ebola survivors
  3. Ebola scares off trainee nurses in Liberia
  4. What peace deal? No end to Mali conflict
  5. EU pays price for lack of migration planning
  6. Nigerians who fled Boko Haram forced home
  7. Rape, stigma, poverty: The lot of urban refugees in Cameroon
  8. The lost childhoods behind our chocolate
  9. Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics
  10. When to use the M-word
  11. Ebola: Where are we now?
  12. So much for sanctuary: how an EU asylum rule 'results in death'
  13. Debates over language: a dangerous distraction?
  14. Freedom brings stigma and fresh fears for Boko Haram 'wives'


Can UN aid change? Q&A with top officials
DUSHANBE، 5/8/2015 (IRIN) - In 2014, more than $23 billion was spent on crisis response. Yet in places like Syria and eastern Ukraine, the international emergency aid system is still failing those most in need. IRIN proposed specific reforms to two senior UN officials. Here's how they responded: full report
Post-Ebola Syndrome: It's not over for Ebola survivors
MONROVIA/DAKAR، 10/8/2015 (IRIN) - Ebola survivors thought they won the battle against the deadly virus when they left the treatment centre, but thousands are still suffering from long-term health complications. full report
Ebola scares off trainee nurses in Liberia
MONROVIA، 18/8/2015 (IRIN) - Liberia was in dire need of more doctors and nurses before the Ebola outbreak began. Now the situation is getting even more desperate as many Liberians considering a medical career are being put off because they’re afraid of catching the virus. full report
What peace deal? No end to Mali conflict
BAMAKO، 19/8/2015 (IRIN) - The Malian government and Northern rebel groups signed a peace deal on 20 June that was supposed to end years of conflict. Two months later, the violence continues. full report
EU pays price for lack of migration planning
OXFORD، 19/8/2015 (IRIN) - Migrant arrivals to Europe in 2015 were widely expected to surpass the record levels reached in 2014, as conflicts in Syria and elsewhere raged on. But the staggering number of sea arrivals to Greece in recent weeks appears to have taken many by surprise. full report
Nigerians who fled Boko Haram forced home
YAOUNDE، 21/8/2015 (IRIN) - As many as 15,000 people who took refuge in northern Cameroon after fleeing violence in Nigeria are now being sent back home, over fears they could have ties to Boko Haram. full report
Rape, stigma, poverty: The lot of urban refugees in Cameroon
YAOUNDE، 24/8/2015 (IRIN) - Despite efforts to help refugees who settle in urban areas, many still face stigma, poverty and sexual assault. full report
The lost childhoods behind our chocolate
ABIDJAN، 25/8/2015 (IRIN) - An estimated 1.62 million children are forced to work in Cote d'Ivoire each year. The majority spend their days in cocoa fields, cultivating the beans that will eventually become chocolate. full report
Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics
BELGRADE، 26/8/2015 (IRIN) - The use of biometrics clearly has a role to play in humanitarianism. The challenge, says IRIN columnist Paul Currion, is to protect the vulnerable, whose identities may be vital for accessing government services, while preventing powerful states and private companies who may seek to experiment or exploit. full report
When to use the M-word
OXFORD، 27/8/2015 (IRIN) - Using the right terms when referring to Europe’s migration crisis has become a minefield for journalists. Al Jazeera’s recent decision to stop using the word ‘migrant’ entirely in reference to people crossing the Mediterranean is one reflection of the evolving debate, but there are still plenty of major media brands getting it wrong. full report
Ebola: Where are we now?
DAKAR، 27/8/2015 (IRIN) - The Ebola outbreak appears to be winding down, but it isn't over yet. Here's where things stand. full report
So much for sanctuary: how an EU asylum rule 'results in death'
OXFORD، 28/8/2015 (IRIN) - The discovery of dozens of dead migrants in a truck in Austria has shed fresh light on how the overzealous use of EU regulations can have tragic consequences. full report
Debates over language: a dangerous distraction?
AMMAN، 31/8/2015 (IRIN) - Migrants? Refugees? Or just "people" fleeing horror and hardship? All this attention on what terms we use for the thousands risking their lives to reach Europe is missing the point, argues Melissa Phillips, who says our energies would be better spent on a more coordinated response and a better understanding of why so many people are on the move. full report
Freedom brings stigma and fresh fears for Boko Haram 'wives'
YOLA، 1/9/2015 (IRIN) - Hundreds of women and girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram have since escaped or been rescued, but their struggles are far from over. full report